The European Union is composed of several institutions, that each play a different role in making and enforcing laws, policies and budgets. Autism-Europe works to influence each of them in different ways.
To find out more about what each Institutions does, and how Autism-Europe operates in relation to them, simply click on the headers below:
European Council - Setting the Agenda
European Commission - Proposing and Implementing Laws
Council of the EU and the European Parliament - Making Decisions
As well as working with EU policies relevant to autistic persons and their families, Autism-Europe also takes a more global approach to advocating for autistic rights. One of our key areas of activity is to monitor, and push for the full implementation and respect of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Autism-Europe has established a structured dialogue with the European Institutions and is also active towards the World Health Organisation (WHO). We also enjoy a participative status (for non-governmental organisations) with the Council of Europe and in July 2002 lodged a collective complaint with the European Committee of Social Rights, becoming the first disability NGO to undertake such action.